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NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

CA Performance Management 2.5 and CA Mediation Manager 2.5

CA Performance Management 2.5 - Time to change status on a few more ideas!

Introducing CA Performance Management 2.5 and what we learned during Early Access

CA eHealth r6.3.2.09 is Generally Available

 

UPCOMING EVENTS -  let us know you will attend - please RSVP

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(July 7) CA UIM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [July 2015]

(July 9) CA Performance Management Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [July 2015]

(July 14) The Impact of Agile Operations Summit

 

EVENT REPLAYS/TRANSCRIPTS

CA eHealth Office Hours Transcript (June 2015)

 

NEW TECH TIPS / KB

CA Spectrum-UIM integration - UIM guide.pdf

How to generate a Simple Ad Hoc Report in Spectrum 10

Tech Tip NV: Device Rediscovery Troubleshooting

Spec KB: CA SPECTRUM Event 0x3c10042 displays garbage/junk characters for snAgGblTrapMessage varbind

Spec KB: CA Spectrum Report Manager fails to insert event into event table

Spec KB: CA Spectrum Trap Director "Alert forwarding queue length" is increasing in the "Trap Management" subview of OneClick

Spec KB: CA Spectrum "HOST RESOURCES SUB AGENT IS NO LONGER RUNNING" alarm on Host_Device models

Spec KB: CABI 3.3 Apache Tomcat JavaDoc Spoofing Vulnerability

Spec KB: SNMP Engine Reboot alarm after taking a model out of Maintenance Mode in CA Spectrum

Tech Tip: How Top Impacting Outages are calculated

 

NEW VIDEOS

CA Spectrum r10.0: Discovering CISCO VSS

Install CA SystemEDGE Agent on Windows Platform

CA UIM 8.1: Schedule Maintenance Mode

 

NEW IDEAS

Infrastructure Monitoring Auditing

 

Spectrum

Allow filtering of precedence 20 events in Spectrum Oneclick

Check for Same Value of MIB Objects in Spectrum

Poll CPU Utilization in Spectrum at the beginning of each Poll Cycle

OneClick to call a script and pass additional variables (User Input)

Update Compaq Host MIB trap support

Allow Spectrum to deal with devices which return 'No more variables left in this MIB View' better.

Manual disable "Delete" function for UserGroup models

Ability to rename a User model from OneClick

 

Performance Management / Performance Center

IM/CAPC Response Paths tests do not include URL destination

Use REST web services to update threshold settings

 

NFA

NFA Analysis reports need more details about how many violations occurred

 

UIM

Admin Console Request: Uncheck All Selected Robots Under Hub

Admin Console Request: In "Infrastructure" mode, add "Update Version" option

dirscan probe - include option to change alarm QoS/Source

HUB (NimBUS) User Account and its permission management should be improved.

Calculate load system per CPU in rsp probe

Functionality for Linux deployments

Topology mapping enhancement requests

Cisco Ucs probe support for Ucs Manager 2.2

More than six rows in SLAReports

Average SLM report

SNMPCollector - Needs to report how many metrics

Provide Out-of-the-Box Monitoring Template by Microsoft Technologies

Active Directory - AD_SERVER

Allow the default .cfx editor to be changed to something other than Windows Notepad

Network data without use SNMP

ntservices probe - generate an alarm if 2 specific services are up or down and be able to check startup type

Hub bulksize negotiation on high-latency hub queues

 

eHealth

Enable the reporting in eHealth for IP STATS technology at the group level.

eHealth / Siteminder Support  - Reinstate it urgently!

 

 

Last Edition --> What you may have missed (June 15 - June 21)

Announcements:

Introducing our CA Champions!

 

NEW BLOGS

Meet CA Support Manager: Matt Flannery

UIM Blog Post - Using Java to loop through hubs, robots and probes

 

Upcoming Events / Please RSVP:

 

EVENT TRANSCRIPTS:

CA ADA Office Hours Transcript - June 2015

 

TECH TIPS

Tech Tip: eHealth upgrade fails during oracle update with Error: The Oracle directory '/oracle/Oracle.11.2' does not exi…

Remove VC from VAIM all VMs disappear

Tech Tip NV - Using Java.exe mode for troubleshooting.

Tech Tip: NPC - 'Copy Report' fails

 

NEW VIDEOS

CA Spectrum r10.0: vPC support for Cisco Nexus Devices

How to Search for KB Articles on the Knowledge Base

 

NEW IDEAS - please cast your vote!

Make Event Configuration Tool and Mib Tools to have UI for configuring Southbound Gateway

Create collection that includes different device types

Azure Probe - Add queue monitoring

Increase LogMonitorLastMatch size in sysedge

 

Spectrum

Nested global collections

Display the conflicts when the catalogs are not in sync

Time Range Format in Filter Window

Cleared Alarms History Tab

Alarm Granularity at Spectrums side based on Event coming from CAPC (File Systems)

create certification for alto palo sysObjectID = 1.3.6.1.4.1.25461.2.3.8

Executing custom scripts via the OneClick interface that run on a Spectrum Server

Custom Monitoring Script in Spectrum

Spectrum Report Manager report failure monitoring

Support NetIron MLX Multi-VRF monitoring

a meaningful alarm title by mapping trap variable binding values to corresponding text values

Spectrum-MS Lync Integration

 

eHealth

Enhancement: FQDN support for eHealth on Linux

 

Performance Management

Self Cert Capability out of Raw data for uncertified Metrics

Provide Drill-Down Ability in All Custom Views

Rediscover and Stop/Start Polling for Multiple Devices

Search Functionality in CAPC GroupsSearch Functionality in CAPC Groups

Bulk-Edit functionality in CAPC Users

 

Mediation Manager

CAMM MC: Do not overwrite WEBCAMM conf during upgrade

Support UNWANTED_BRANCH_LIST for each Device Pack

 

UIM

UIM - IBMVM probe to support Active Memory Expansion

UIM: Make snmp collector template editor universal

UIM: snmpcollector template editor filter - AND/OR operators

 

DCIM

CA Visual Infrastructure - Model Studio feature to build custom models

 

 

Read the Last Edition --> What you may have missed (June 8 - June 14)

Announcements!

Spectrum 10.0 is GA!!

CA20150604-01: Security Notice and SysEdge

ORACLE 11.2.0.4 CPU - APRIL 2015 kits for eHealth posted

 

Please Action!

Survey: How do we enrich alarms?

 

Event Transcripts / Replays:

CA ADA Office Hours Transcript - June 2015

CA Performance Management Office Hours Transcript - June 2015

 

Upcoming Events / Please RSVP:

Office Hours for eHealth - June 2015

Office Hours for CA UIM - July 2015

CA Performance Management Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [July 2015]

 

New Blogs

What is a Product Manager, and Why Should the User Community Care?

 

New Tech Tips / KB's

IM Tech Tip Rollup        (May 2015)

TECH TIP: License Manager restart error (WIN)

TECH TIP: How to collect the support logs on CA Visual Infrastructure (CAVI)

Tech Tip: eHealth upgrade fails during oracle update with Error: The Oracle directory '/oracle/Oracle.11.2' does not exist.

 

New Videos

CA Spectrum r10.0: GIS View Feature

 

New Ideas -  Cast your vote up or down!

Increase autowatcher disk lookup limit from 100

 

CA Spectrum

Allow Successful Last Poll update of Pingable Devices

Add the option "Update the existing alarm or generate a new one if none exists." to the Spectrum event processing

Enhancement to alarm quick filters

Resource Monitors should be independent

Permissions for Spectrum Watches

Check existence of MIB object/OID

Spectrum (VHM) should support KVM

Spectrum integration with multiple Service Desk Servers

Nested global collections

 

CA Performance Center / CA Performance Management

Discover a device as a non-admin user in CAPC

Global Collections in Spectrum and groups in CAPC

Change SNMP Polling

 

CA SystemEDGE

SysEdge to support  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 aka SLES 12

SysEdge ntRegPerf monitor cannot read multi-instance processes

 

CA UIM

Windows 2003 EOL

WebSphere MQ for IBM i (iSeries / AS400)

Discovery Wizard

Manually clear alarm

LDAP Authentication with multiple domains

Nimsoft Agent Bind with Hostname Instead of IP

 

CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers (VAIM)

Vcenter 6.0 support for VCAIM

AIM for KVM Hypervisor v3.5 urgently needed

AIM for Citrix XenServer 6.5 needed

Spectrum (VHM) should support KVM

 

CA eHealth

Ability to run Live Reporting reports on the Front End system

 

This weeks User Leaderboard!  (thanks for your participation in the CA IM Community)

 

Top 3 in the Content Leaderboard (Most Pageviews)

  1. TECH TIP: "Failed to validate certificate" error on launching Live Health with Java 1.7u40 and
  2. UIM 8.2 First Impressions.....
  3. How To Enable NetFlow

 

Read last weeks edition --> What you may have missed (June 1 - June 7)

New Poll for UIM / please provide your feedback

How should we Acknowledge Alarms

 

New Blogs

Meet CA Support Engineer for Service Operations Insight: Brahma Addepalli

BLOG: Dust Off The Cobwebs and Put Your Infrastructure To Work

 

Noteworthy (Bookmark)

New to Infrastructure Management Community? Start Here!

CA Unified Infrastructure Management:  May 2015 Monthly Product Release Update

CA Spectrum 10.0 - Videos

Updates to IM Front Page Doc

 

Event Transcripts / Replays:

[June 2] Office Hours - Performance Management:  CA Performance Management Office Hours Transcript - June 2015

Did you miss the recent CA/CMG capacity planning webcast?

 

Upcoming Events / Please RSVP:

Office Hours for Application Delivery Analysis - June 2015

Office Hours for eHealth - June 2015

Office Hours for CA UIM - July 2015

 

New Tech Tips / KB's

Tech Tip: New Interfaces won’t Sync to NPC / CAPC

Tech Tip: How to resolve fork/"not enough space" errors on Windows servers

Tech Tip: How to turn on MySQL output file logging

Spec KB: Exporting a Spectrum Web Intelligence report to PDF or Excel returns an errorSpec KB: Exporting a Spectrum Web Intelligence report to PDF or Excel returns an error

Tech Tips - "Leap Second" Impact on NetQoS:

Tech Tip: Cannot get hourly samples beyond 33 days in CAPC Dashboard Views

Tech Tip - SRM AIM uninstall command on Unix

New KB Article: Data Aggregator SNMPv3 discovery requires unique snmpEngineIdNew KB Article: Data Aggregator SNMPv3 discovery requires unique snmpEngineId

New KB Article: How Global Searches in CA Performance Center (CAPC) function

New KB Article: Vendor Certification update fails

Spec KB: Rediscovery after reconfigure option in CA Spectrum fails due to another discovery already in progress

Spec KB: CA SPECTRUM Event 0x210d53 displays garbage/junk characters for bgpPeerLastError varbind

 

New Ideas -  Cast your vote up or down!

 

eHealth

 

Spectrum

 

UIM

 

DCIM

 

NFA

 

Mediation Manager/Performance Management

 

Performance Center / Performance Management

 

This weeks User Leaderboard!  (thanks for your participation in the CA IM Communities)

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l-wright

ttahkapaa

 

Content Leaderboard (Most Pageviews)

TECH TIP: "Failed to validate certificate" error on launching Live Health with Java 1.7u40 and later

UIM 8.2 First Impressions.....

How To Enable NetFlow

SDN Networking:  Innovation Is Happening; Can You Share?

Important: Problems to Certificates on your CA Spectrum One Click Installs – Please Read

 

Read last weeks edition --> What you may have missed (May 25 - May 31)

Announcements/Noteworthy:

URGENT - CA Support Notice: ORACLE Update media for 11.2.0.4 (RO79855)

VAIM 12.9 Relnotes.pdf

CA World '15 Registration is Now Open

 

Event Replays:

IM DevXchange - Presentation Materials (May 2015)

Spectrum Office Hours Transcript - May 2015

 

Upcoming Events:

Office Hours for CA Performance Management - June 2015

Office Hours for Application Delivery Analysis - June 2015

Office Hours for eHealth - June 2015

Office Hours for CA UIM - July 2015

 

New Blog Posts:

Leap Second: No impact on Spectrum

Leap Second: No impact on CA Mediation Manager

 

New Tech Tips

Tech-Tip: Certain types of Site to Site reports are slower to generate.

Tech Tip: Certain types of Site to Site reports are slower to generate

Tech Tip: How to integrate Network Flow Analysis(NFA) 9.3.1 with Unified Infrastructure Management(UIM) 8.2 and where t…

Tech Tip: How to determine which DCI fields can be used in an nhListElements where clause in eHealth

 

New Ideas

UMP email for account contact users

CA VAIM Handling of Hyper-V Live Migration

Show details in Service Availability Dashboards.

 

UIM

Generic OID matching in snmptd

Clariion probe need more metric

Prevent Hub from applying an invalid or corrupt license

Monitoring probe for ngnix

modification restful/soap webservices and API tooling for password encryption/decrytption for probes

UMP installer Notes

VIO Disk, Network and FibreChannel metrics in ibmvm probe

Sysstat Probe - Monitor the Storage Pool independently

Option to decouple alarms from QoS - snmpcollector

Extract report of database (eg. SQL/Oracle) instances being monitored through Nimsoft.

Azure Probe - Improvements

Assigning several accounts to groups

Unable to retrieve specific log files from Admin Console

admin_console should support the probe->security->validate function that is currently available in IM

 

CA Spectrum

Spectrum NCM: missing timestamps in NCMSERV.OUT if debugging is enabled

Thresholds in Spectrum Virtual Host Manager IBM LPAR

Find Duplicate Devices

Can the EVPN manager place new ProviderCloud models into a location other then universe root

Extend the SRMDBAPI and Web Intelligence Report content areas to Service Manager data

 

Spectrum/Performance Center

Show details in Service Availability Dashboards.

 

Spectrum / UIM

Make ESX Host models of Spectrum - UIM integration VMware Management movable from Universe topology into a container

Show details in Service Availability Dashboards.

 

eHealth

eHealth-SOI: add Environmental Sensor elements in the eHealth-SOI connector

 

Content Leaderboard (Most Pageviews)

TECH TIP: "Failed to validate certificate" error on launching Live Health with Java 1.7u40 and later

UIM 8.2 First Impressions.....

How To Enable NetFlow

Important: Problems to Certificates on your CA Spectrum One Click Installs – Please Read

SDN Networking:  Innovation Is Happening; Can You Share?